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First discovered in Madagascar in 1910 by Tiffany and Company’s chief gemologist, George Kunz, and named in honor of financier and avid gem collector JP Morgan, Morganite is fairly new on the scene in terms of gemstones. Gaining in popularity, this gem is now one of the most sought after for placement in engagement rings because of its hardness, durability, and lack of inclusions and fractures. Large, flawless crystals have been found and are often faceted into gemstone cuts, however beautiful specimens in the rough have been discovered as well and sit gracefully in collections. A variety of Beryl, Morganite gains its orange, pink hue from the trace amounts of Manganese. Morganite is a pleochroic gem meaning different colors are exhibited when viewed from different angles. Today, most of the Morganite is mined out of Brazil, but commercial deposits have been found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Brazil, Madagascar, Namibia, Thailand, Mozambique, and the US (California and Maine). Other names for Morganite are Cesium Beryl, Pink Beryl, Pink Emerald, and Rose Beryl.
Element: Fire Chakras: Solar Plexus (3rd), Heart (4th), Brow/Third Eye (6th) Keywords: Stone of Divine Love, Wisdom, New Love, Inner Strength, Fair Treatment, Balance, Sensuality, Soul Alignment, Peace, Acceptance, Seeker Energizer Crystal
Assisting in our understanding of love and stimulating the heart chakra, Morganite brings clarity to all aspects of relationships, both internal and external. It can help attract a potential soulmate, reignite old ones, and bring out a renewed strength from within. A good stone for people with confidence issues, Morganite ignites the soul with a new love of self and others. Its calming pink hues bring balance to the wearer and promote fair treatment for all. Its hardness and durability reflect its powers and can give the wearer a renewed strength of self. It can also reignite the flame of flailing relationships and draw in new love. Morganite is a Seeker Energizer crystal. These crystals contain the energy structure that aligns the energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind, allowing focus and guidance, peace and power towards new endeavors and new directions, and helping to actualize potential. A good tool for use in meditation, Morganite brings out inner wisdom, promotes self-awareness, and has a strong connection with the divine feminine.
Partner Stones: Rainbow Moonstone, Anyolite, Blue Opal, Herkimer Diamonds, Tourmaline
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Chemical Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18 Color: Yellow-Orange to Purple-Pink Hardness: 7.5-8 Crystal Habit: Hexagonal Refractive Index: 1.57-1.58 Specific Gravity: 2.6-2.8 Optic Character: Uniaxial Transparency: Transparent to Translucent Double Refraction: 0.006 Luster: Vitreous Fracture: Conchoidal to Uneven Cleavage: 3,1 - Basal Mineral Class: Beryl